Mesothelioma Types

Benign mesothelioma is a tumor that starts in the mesothelium, the lining of the chest and abdominal cavities. Unlike malignant mesothelioma, benign t ... read more
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Less Common Types of Mesothelioma
Less common types of mesothelioma Though most mesothelioma cancers start in the lining of the lungs, called pleural mesothelioma, a quarter of all malignant mesothelioma tumors are found in other parts of the chest or abdomen.1 Peritoneal mesothelioma Ten to 20 percent of mesothelioma cases are mesothelioma ... Read more

Malignant Mesothelioma
Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the chest and abdominal organs, called the mesothelium. It is caused by asbestos exposure, but doesn’t occur for three to five decades after inhaling the fibers.1 Approximately 70 to 80 percent of mesothelioma patients were exposed in the workplace.2 ... Read more

Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the abdomen, called the peritoneum. This form of mesothelioma accounts for about 20 percent of malignant mesothelioma cases,1 with about 2,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year.2 Causes of peritoneal mesothelioma The only known cause ... Read more

Pleural Mesothelioma
What is pleural mesothelioma? Pleural mesothelioma cancer is the most common form of malignant mesothelioma, accounting for three-fourths of mesothelioma cases. The tumor starts in the lining of the lungs but can spread to other parts of the chest or abdomen, leading to advanced stages of the disease. ... Read more

Types of Mesothelioma
Malignant mesothelioma Malignant mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused by breathing in asbestos fibers.1 The type of mesothelioma is determined by where the cancer originates. Pleural mesothelioma Pleural mesothelioma starts in the chest cavity in the lining around the lungs, called the pleura. ... Read more

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